Live Music

Live Music

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts live music throughout the year, including its regular Songwriter Sessions and Musician Spotlights and stylistically varied performances in its 800-seat CMA Theater. The Museum's unparalleled collection of historically and culturally unique resources includes classic and current country music film and TV performances and more, ranging from the 1920s to the present.

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Live Music
  • Sarah Buxton • Songwriter Session, 2021

    Singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton joins the Museum remotely for a 2021 Songwriter Session, sharing memories of her songwriting education and development and live versions of a mix of her songs, including hits she's written for major country stars (Keith Urban and Lady A among them) and selections fr...

  • CMT Next Women of Country 2019 • Concert and Conversation

    Members of CMT’s Next Women of Country—Hannah Ellis, Lainey Wilson, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, and Rachel Wammack—gather at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 7, 2019, to share stories and songs. CMT senior vice president of music strategy Leslie Fram hosts.

    Hannah Ellis talks...

  • Dom Flemons • Musician Spotlight, 2018

    Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding Carolina Chocolate Drops member Dom Flemons—whose 2018 solo album, "Black Cowboys" earned a Grammy nomination and Blues Music Award—takes the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater for a Musician Spotlight.

    Over th...

  • Jon Pardi • Songwriter Session, 2017

    Country singer Jon Pardi—whose self-penned hits include “Head Over Boots” and “Heartache on the Dance Floor”—shares live songs and answers audience questions during an intimate 2017 Songwriter Session at the Museum, presented in support of the exhibition “American Currents: The Music of 2016,” wh...

  • The Nashville Cats in Concert

    Original Nashville Cats David Briggs, Mac Gayden, Lloyd Green, Kenny Malone, Wayne Moss, and Norbert Putnam, led by Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, come back together for a 2015 concert celebrating an influential musical era and its two pivotal stars, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. T...

  • Lee Ann Womack • Songs and Interview, 2017

    In conversation with the Museum’s Peter Cooper, Lee Ann Womack talks about her album “The Lonely, the Lonesome, and the Gone” (recorded at Houston’s legendary SugarHill studios, where Lightnin’ Hopkins, George Jones, Willie Nelson, and many others recorded), and about songwriting, her East Texas ...

  • Bakersfield Sound • California Country Special Concert

    Presented in support of "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country," the special concert "Under Your Spell Again: The Sounds of Bakersfield” features veteran singers and songwriters who were active in the influential 1940s-1960s scene around Bakersfield, California,...

  • Del McCoury Band Plays 'Del and Woody' • Concert, 2016

    The Del McCoury Band performs songs from the 2016 album “Del and Woody”—built on original lyrics by Woody Guthrie, and melodies by McCoury—during a 2016 concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, presented during the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest conference.

    During the c...

  • Sam Phillips Tribute Concert • Boppin’ The Blues

    JD McPherson, the Planet Rockers, Margo Price, Webb Wilder, and others share the stage during the tribute concert “Boppin’ The Blues: A Celebration Of Sam Phillips,” held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to mark the closing of the exhibition “Flyin' Saucers and Rock and Roll: The Cosm...

  • Waylon Payne • Songwriter Session, 2021

    During a 2021 interview and performance, singer-songwriter Waylon Payne discusses the road to sobriety that led to his critically acclaimed 2020 album, "Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher & Me," and performs five of its songs live.

    The son of country musicians Sammi Smith (who sang the...

  • Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow • Concert, 2011

    At this concert honoring master songwriter Tom T. Hall and his renowned 1974 children’s album, "Songs of Fox Hollow," the Country Music Hall of Fame member joins a cast that includes Bobby Bare, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Duane Eddy, Tommy Cash, Jim Lauderdale, Peter Cooper, Eric Brace & Last T...

  • Jenee Fleenor • Live at the Hall, 2021

    In this “Live at the Hall” episode, Jenee Fleenor—a two-time Country Music Association Award-winning instrumentalist of the year, and the first woman to ever win that prize from the CMA—performs live and talks about her journey from a precocious child in Springdale, Arkansas, to becoming one of N...

  • Martina McBride • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Martina McBride discusses her life and career in-depth as part of the opening weekend of her Museum exhibition, "Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice," and closes with a full-band performance of four of her biggest hits. The Museum’s Michael McCall conducts the interview, taped live on August ...

  • Rissi Palmer Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer and accompanist Charles Newkirk perform songs from Palmer's deeply personal 2019 album, “Revival”: “Seeds,” written after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and “You Were Here,” written after Palmer suffered a miscarriage. Part of the Museum’s “Live ...

  • Erin Enderlin • Songwriter Session, 2020

    During a 2020 Songwriter Session, singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin—who's written songs for Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan, among others—performs live and reflects on the musical journey that brought her to Nashville.

    As a little girl, Arkansas native Enderlin saw Country Music Hall o...

  • Jenee Fleenor Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Jenee Fleenor performs the traditional American folk song “In the Pines,” popularized by “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe, and the Buck Owens song “I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me),” as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Live at the Hall” performance and interview ser...

  • Maddie & Tae • Words & Music at Home

    Madison Font and Taylor Kerr, also known as country music duo Maddie & Tae, join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off season two of "Words & Music at Home," a digital series designed to help aspiring songwriters of all ages learn the art and craft of writing songs.

    The ACM- and...

  • Marshall Chapman • Songwriter Session, 2020

    Marshall Chapman takes the stage at the Museum to share stories and perform songs from a decades-spanning career as a singer-songwriter, including “Betty’s Bein’ Bad,” which was recorded by country group Sawyer Brown and taken to #5 in the country charts in 1985.

    Throughout her 2020 Songwriter ...

  • Drummer Jerry Pentecost of Old Crow Medicine Show • Musician Spotlight, 2018

    Drummer Jerry Pentecost—who plays for Old Crow Medicine Show, Amanda Shires, and Brent Cobb—performs, shares insights into country and Americana drumming, takes questions from the audience, and welcomes well-known friends and collaborators during a Musician Spotlight at the Country Music Hall of ...

  • Patsy Cline Tribute Concert • Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Brenda Lee

    Hit-makers Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis top the bill for 2013 tribute concert “Always: Singing the Legacy of Patsy Cline,” staged in conjunction with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2012-2013 exhibit "Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You." Morgan and Tillis are the daughters of Country M...

  • Amythyst Kiah • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Amythyst Kiah discusses her career trajectory as she evolved from traditional acoustic music performer to contemporary Americana artist, and performs three songs—“Wild Turkey,” “Black Myself,” and “Hangover Blues”—from her acclaimed 2021 album, "Wary + Strange." Part of the Museum's "Live at the ...

  • Allison Russell Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Allison Russell performs a selection of bonus songs as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series. Here, accompanied by Larissa Maestro on cello, Russell shares live versions of “You’re Not Alone,” written for her daughter Ida and recorded for 2019’s “Songs of O...

  • Amythyst Kiah Bonus Track • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Amythyst Kiah performs “Firewater” live at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 26, 2021, as part of the “Live at the Hall” performance and interview series. The song appears on Kiah's 2021 album “Wary + Strange.”

    For her main “Live at the Hall” program, Amythyst Kiah joins the Muse...

  • First Ladies of Bluegrass in Concert, 2019

    The First Ladies of Bluegrass—Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle—share the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater during this 2019 concert, a rare collective performance from the first women to win the International Bluegrass Music As...